The Augusta University College of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Research is pleased to offer a seminar series on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). This four-part series begins Friday, June 12, and runs through Sept. 25. Those who participate in three of the four seminars will receive an SOTL certificate.
The June 12 seminar will be presented by Dr. Jeffery Galle, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs in the University System of Georgia. Galle will discuss SOTL challenges and resources, tenure and promotion stories, and white papers. Additionally, he will discuss undergraduate research, with SOTL providing examples of projects and publications in nursing and other sciences. Galle brings a wealth of experience from state and private universities and has co-authored and been a contributing author to several publications on instructional innovation.
Dr. Marlene Call, assistant professor at the Augusta University College of Nursing Athens campus, will present the remaining three seminars on July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 25. Call specializes in nursing education and clinical judgment assessment and cultivation. Call strives to access and implement alternative methodologies in response to faculty shortages, growing class sizes, and other educational obstacles.
The July 10 seminar topic will be Using Transparency to Empower Students. In this seminar, Call will discuss Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes’ thoughtful exploration of “leveling the playing field” for student success through the use of a transparency framework. Discussion will include how this framework can help address the needs of non-traditional, minority, ESL, and other “at-risk” groups of students and facilitate greater retention, sense of belongingness, academic confidence, and progression to graduation. Attendees are encouraged to bring current assignments to gain insight on how to create a more transparent assignment.
The Aug. 14 seminar topic will be Using Small Teaching to Energize your Classroom: Interactive Strategies that Could be Implemented in Your Classroom Today (including Online Classrooms). This seminar will explore taking control of your classroom through student engagement utilizing less than five minutes of class time through high-impact, low-effort activities that can be implemented to instill and engage content.
The Sept. 25 seminar topic will be Using Growth Mindset to Encourage Student Growth. A deep dive into what the growth mindset is and how it is relevant to the classroom will be discussed, as well as how to implement the growth mindset in your students. We will discuss how communication and language influence student mindset.
If you are interested in participating in one or more of these seminars, please visit the CNR Seminars page. Attendance is free and open to faculty and staff.